paranormal - romance - mystery - thriller - apocalypse Cristal Hernandez started playing the online game, Truth Seekers when she was fifteen. In her real life outside the game, she didn't fit in with anything or anybody. Classmates called her "the loner" or "weirdo," taunting her in the playground because she was always nose deep in a book. Her father went missing on her tenth birthday which haunted her every day since his disappearance. Things are never really what they appear to be. Strange things start to happen to her and her friends. She witnesses unexplainable events and is accused of causing them even from people closest to her. Evil is lurking everywhere and disguised as many things. But that's not all she has to fear. Never trust anyone, her father always told her. Especially your closest allies. Do you love shows like J.J. Abrams' Fringe and read books like Cassandra Clare's City of Bones? "Doubt" is a fast paced story where Harry Doubt online gamer and creator of theTruth Seekers game takes his game offline to search for who or what isbehind the disappearances of his mother and his friends' loved ones,uncovering supernatural forces living among them. Doubt, book 1 of the Among Us Trilogy.* Among Us***, delves into the world of the supernatural and how it intersects with the everyday lives of seemingly ordinary young people as catastrophic events on earth lead to the end of times. Among Us weaves the theme of a young man and woman, who while not fully understanding their 'abilities', are drawn together in their desire to find out the truth about the world they live in which is similar to themes used in J.J. Abrams' TV shows Fringe and Lost. What readers had to say... As a big fan of the show Fringe, this book appealed to me tremendously. The writing was well done, and the way the "supernatural" forces were introduced was great. A good, clean read for any age.It was an excellent story that I'm sure both adult and teen urban fantasy fans will enjoy. You don't have to be a gamer or know one to identify with the characters. They're very well developed and definitely feel like people. I would definitely recommend it to a friend and I'm really looking forward to the second book....the novel is written in such a languid style, it moves on effortlessly and absorbs the reader into the story completely. Although the story itself revolves around the online gaming industry, one does not have to have an in depth knowledge as it is ably explained and discussed within the plot line. OMGosh! I just finished reading "Doubt" INCREDIBLE! I couldn't put it down. ˃˃˃ >>> Depth and Substance mashed up with Fringe Science. Will entertain young and old alike. This book is intended for mature young adults and new adults. Ages 16 to 45 + ˃˃˃ >>Inspired by real Truth Seekers Aaron Swartz and Harry FearThe main character Harry Doubt was inspired by Aaron Swartz, internet prodigy and activist, co-founder of the Creative Commons and Reddit, and Harry Fear, journalist, documentary filmmaker and activist whose coverage of the conflict in the Middle East was seen on UStream by millions of viewers.Scroll up and click the Buy Now button to get started.Review"As a big fan of the show Fringe, this book appealed to me tremendously. The writing was well done, and the way the "supernatural" forces were introduced was great. The characters, primarily Harry and Cristal, were developed and built up very well, and had enough detail about their lives for us readers to understand them as people, not just characters. Genuinely looking forward to read the rest of the series when it comes out!" - Melissa Greenberg, book reviewer"Doubt is book 1 of an intriguing and exciting trilogy by Anne-Rae Vasquez. With enjoyable, vibrant young characters fighting a frightening unknown entity in a world that is about to self-destruct, Doubt will definitely appeal to readers of all ages who love sci-fi supernatural thrillers."- Owen Choi, author of Amazon Best Seller, Tendrils of Life "Captivating, thrilling and compelling. The story is original and fresh-a definite 'have to read' for new adult urban fantasy fiction readers."- Libby Howell, book reviewer "A dystopian adventure, edgy and thought-provoking which raises questions about what we're doing to our society and planet.
This gritty narrative which is fast paced and full of twists and turns is hard to put down till the end." - Cid Andrenelli, author of The Burqa Master "International intrigue, encryptions, and clandestine arrangements tumble together in this action-packed plot as young internet gamers use their skills to investigate who, or what, is behind the catastrophic events happening around the globe, led by this season's newest, and most brilliant, master-mind - Harry Doubt!"- Emily Hill, author of The Ghost Chaser's Daughter and the Ghost Stories series. From the AuthorWhat's behind the story? I wrote the first chapter after I woke up from a dream with a vivid image of the beginning of the end of the world. It was so clear in my mind that it frightened me. The only thing that gave me hope was that in the same dream, there was a group of young people who risked their lives banding together to try and save the world. Perhaps my dream was inspired by what I've seen in the news where young people around the world are fighting back against their governments' oppressive policies. This wave of 'Truth Seekers' is evident with the recent "Arab Spring" and other youth led revolutionary protests and peaceful activism against governments who resort to terror and bloodshed to suppress their voices. The book is also a tribute to two real truth seekers, Aaron Swartz and Harry Fear. When I was shaping the main character Harry Doubt, I was inspired by Aaron Swartz, an internet prodigy who contributed to the open source movement. I also was inspired by Harry Fear's courageous coverage of the conflict in the Middle East. I have taken this same theme of Truth Seeking and applied it to the fictional story 'Doubt'. Read online